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September 10, 2020

Invest in public health for healthier communities

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of investments in public health. Yet state funding for Louisiana’s Office of Public Health was cut substantially in the years after the Great Recession. A new report by Louisiana Budget Project Policy Director Stacey Roussel documents these cuts, which reduced the resources available to fight chronic and communicable disease, manage public health data and ensure the safety of our water and food supplies.… Read more...

August 12, 2020

Summer meals for healthy kids: enhancing Louisiana’s summer food service program

When school is out of session, children facing food insecurity still need access to healthy food. Even when there’s not a pandemic, children and families across Louisiana struggle with summer hunger each year when schools shut their doors and school meals aren’t available.… Read more...

June 24, 2020

Louisiana leaders urge attorney general to save state’s healthcare

A diverse group of community, nonprofit and healthcare leaders representing tens of thousands of patients and consumers is asking Attorney General Jeff Landry to withdraw Louisiana from a lawsuit that would overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA), imperiling health coverage for millions of Louisianans during a public health crisis. … Read more...

June 22, 2020

A Roadmap to Recovery

There are nine vital policy proposals that Congress should include in the next round of federal aid to ensure it meets the needs of the people of Louisiana who are struggling as the state charts a course to and through recovery, according to a new brief from the Louisiana Budget Project.… Read more...